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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 962..


2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

# Staff

# Staff

# Staff

# Staff

# Staff

Voluntary Redundancy

1

1

1

3

0

Retirement

1

3

2

5

7

Resignation

84

77

49

37

34

Total

86

81

52

45

41

Disability ACT-group homes

(Question No 925)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) What is the future of Disability Group Homes in the ACT;

(2) What forms of reviews are being conducted into the future viability of this essential service to families who have children with a disability.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There are no immediate plans to either close or increase the number of group homes.

(2) As outlined in Strategic Direction 4.4 Future Directions, the ACT Government will review the role of Government as a provider of accommodation, community access and respite, and implement an Individual Support Services Change Management Plan.

Disabled persons-services

(Question No 926)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) What is the total amount of funding (a) allocated and (b) spent on Disability Services since the Gallop Report was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly;

(2) How much of the funding has been allocated to (a) direct essential services; and (b) new administration staff within Disability ACT.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) 56.949 million was allocated for Disability Services in the 2005-2006 budget.

(b) $151.311 million was expended on Disability Services from 2002-2003 to 2004-2005.

(2) (a) The Report on Government Services 2006 states that in 2004-2005 91.8% of Disability Services funding was spent on direct service delivery.

(b) Since 2002-2003 $1.213 million per annum has been allocated to new administrative positions, consistent with recommendations from the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services and the Disability Reform Working Group.


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